The leaves are turning golden and the air feels cooler, but while precisely does autumn start? Keep studying for the whole thing you want to realize about the autumn equinox

 such as whilst it officially starts offevolved in step with the astronomical and meteorological calendar. Time to wrap up warm...

The first day of autumn all depends on what calendar you follow. According to the meteorological calendar, the first day of autumn was Thursday 1st September 2022.

However, the astronomical calendar is based on the position of the Sun in relation to the Earth and changes each year — known as autumn equinox.

This, of course, is greatly influenced by weather and climate, causing autumn to start earlier or later than standard definitions.

"On the autumn equinox, day and night are of roughly equal length and the nights will become increasingly longer than the days," explains the Met Office.

It also marks the time of year when the northern hemisphere begins to tilt away from the Sun, resulting in less direct sunlight and consequently the cooling temperatures."

The autumn season is defined by three months: September, October and November. According to the meteorological calendar, autumn this year will end on Wednesday 30th October 2022.

Meanwhile, if you follow the astronomical calendar, autumn will end on Wednesday 21st December 2022.